There are 4 ways to get from Chichester to Reading by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Chichester to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading

$53 - $86

Cheapest option

Line 60 bus, line 70 bus, line 19 bus, line 7 bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 60 bus from Chichester, Cathedral (Chapel Street) to Midhurst, Bus Station 60
  2. Take the line 70 bus from Midhurst, Bus Station to Shottermill, Hindhead Road (Junction Place) 70
  3. Take the line 19 bus from Shottermill, Hindhead Road (Vicarage Lane) to Aldershot, Bus Station 19
  4. Take the line 7 bus from Aldershot, Bus Station to Fleet, The Oatsheaf 7
  5. Take the line 7 bus from Fleet, The Oatsheaf to Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts 7

$28 - $31

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Chichester, Cathedral (Tower Street) to City Centre, City Shops South 700|Coastliner
  2. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Basingstoke

$31 - $78

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Chichester to Reading 55.5 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Chichester to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chichester to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between Chichester and Reading is 44 miles. The road distance is 55.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Chichester to Reading, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chichester to Reading. However, there are services departing from Chichester, Cathedral (Chapel Street) and arriving at Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts via Midhurst, Bus Station, Shottermill, Hindhead Road (Vicarage Lane), Aldershot, Bus Station and Fleet, The Oatsheaf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chichester to Reading. However, there are services departing from Chichester and arriving at Reading via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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The best way to get from Chichester to Reading is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can line 60 bus and line 70 bus and line 19 bus and line 7 bus, which costs £21 - £24 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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Chichester to Reading bus services, operated by Stagecoach South, arrive at Midhurst, Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Chichester to Reading.
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  • Distance: 43.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

What companies run services between Chichester, England and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Chichester to Reading via Southampton Central in around 2 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chichester to Reading via Midhurst, Bus Station, Shottermill, Hindhead Road (Junction Place), Shottermill, Hindhead Road (Vicarage Lane), Aldershot, Bus Station, and Fleet, The Oatsheaf in around 4 h 49 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Chichester to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chichester, Cathedral (Tower Street) to City Centre, City Shops South
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chichester, Cathedral (Chapel Street) to Midhurst, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Midhurst, Bus Station to Shottermill, Hindhead Road (Junction Place)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Shottermill, Hindhead Road (Vicarage Lane) to Aldershot, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Hants & Surrey
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aldershot, Bus Station to Fleet, The Oatsheaf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Fleet, The Oatsheaf to Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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